Own Your Fear
Jump to 17:25 of this vid and in between the lines of humor there are some great words of wisdom. Two of my mentors have taught me to embrace the struggle:
“Life is hard.”
No sugar coating that with flowery language, just three simple words.
And this sentiment is reflected in the video:
“Whether you fear it or not, disappointment will come. The beauty is that through disappointment you can gain clarity. And with clarity comes conviction and true originality”.
The point here is that regardless of what you do or don’t do, life will be hard some of the time. And sometimes that elicits fear. But if you’ve ever had the opportunity to walk through one of your greatest fears, you’ll already know that the gifts that await you on the other side are usually necessary and incredible because…
“There are few things more liberating in this life than having your worst fear realized”.
It’s a natural human response to wish that life was easy all the time, to seek pleasure and avoid pain and to only want the ups and not the downs. But you cannot avoid the unavoidable.
As I’ve said before on this blog, my personal mantra around this is…
THE ONLY WAY OUT IS THROUGH.
Because “it is our failure to become our perceived ideal that ultimately defines us and makes us unique. It’s not easy, but if you accept your misfortune and handle it right, your perceived failure can become a catalyst for profound reinvention.”
Rest Day[tabby title=”Being”]
A. Front squat 2×3 70% of 1rm; rest 2mins
B. Front squat 2×2 80% of 1rm; rest 2mins
C. Front squat 2×2; build from 80% rest 2mins
5, 4, 3, 2, 1 for time
10mins 85% aero
10 bupree jump touch 6″ target
10mins Z1 your choice
RTW 45 min – your choice on movements, all non eccentric and EASY pace
A. HS – 3RM in 15 min
B. BS – build to ONE heavy set of 3
3 sets @85% effort:
Row 21 cals
15 burpees over erg
12 SC thruster – 155#
rest walk 1:1
30 cal AD